Visit to Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)


Tuesday, April 26, 2022


Present UNAM and UC as each other’s most relevant academic partners in terms of joint publications, innovative, collaborative projects, and student exchanges.

Express their aspiration to be more strategic through binational research teams that focus on critical areas, such as climate change, migration, health, and sustainable soils, and produce innovative solutions.

Organize academic exchanges that take advantage of new digital technologies and provide joint courses that advance a binational understanding of our shared societal challenges.


Update on the ten-year extension of the General Agreement between UC and UNAM (signed in 2021).

Stage two of the UC-UNAM Innovation and COVID project: Additional funding for 5 joint teams to continue developing innovative research.

Creation of two new binational research groups: Climate Resilience and Migration and Inequality.

Licensing of the UC Bending the Curve MOOC to UNAM, who will translate it into Spanish and add content on Mexico and Latin America, and joint online courses on diverse areas of study.

UC Berkeley-UNAM MOU, building on the success of the health management and leadership extension courses (5th edition) to continue collaboration.

Exploration of new opportunities for research cooperation (e.g. Health and Climate) extension courses.

New collaboration in athletic exchanges, beginning with UC Riverside.

Participants from UNAM
  • Enrique Graue, Rector
  • Patricia Dávila, Secretary for Institutional Development
  • William Lee, Vice Chancellor for Scientific Research
  • Guadalupe Valencia, Vice Chancellor for the Humanities
  • Francisco Trigo, Vice Provost for International Affairs
  • Leticia Merino, Director for Sustainability
  • Francisco Estrada, Director of the Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Program (PINCC)
  • Samuel Ponce de León, Director of the Health Research Program (PUIS) and the COVID-19 Response
  • Commission
  • José Miguel Hartasánchez G., Coordinator of Health Management Programs, PUIS
  • Alejandro Fernández Varela, Director of Sports
  • Jorge Vázquez, Liaison and Technology Transfer Director
Participants from University of California and Alianza MX

Kim Wilcox, Chancellor, UC Riverside; Executive Sponsor of Alianza MX

Christine Victorino, Associate Chancellor, UC Riverside

Rodolfo Torres, Vice Chancellor and Research and Economic Development, UC Riverside

Marjorie Zatz, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, UC Merced

Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Dean of Global Affairs, UC Davis

Stefano Bertozzi, Professor of Health Policy & Management, UC Berkeley


Isabel Studer, Director of Alianza MX

Aaron Melaas, Alianza MX Associate Director of Research and Innovation

Andrea Galván, Alianza MX Associate Director of Academic Exchange and Continuing Education

Araceli Vazquez, Alianza MX Associate Director for Policy and Engagement

Anaid Linares, Alianza MX Research Engagement Coordinator

Veronica Sandoval, Alianza MX Academic Exchange and Continuing Education Coordinator